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Trailer: Personal Genomics – A Podcast from the Center for Cancer Genomics

From the Center for Cancer Genomics at the National Cancer Institute, a new podcast exploring the narratives of cancer genomics researchers. Hear personal stories from researchers about what it’s like to work in one of the most complex areas of cancer research. Coming early 2020.

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PEGGY WANG: Do you want to just, get into it?

DENISE WOLF: Sure!

PEGGY: Ok—

DENISE: Before we get into it—

[SONG: “Hope and Love”]

PEGGY: What is it like to do cancer genomics research? This is the Center for Cancer Genomics at the National Cancer Institute and we are bringing you a podcast, called Personal Genomics. On this show, we'll hear personal stories from researchers about what they go through for their work. Because genomics is exciting, and hard, and complicated. And it’s done by real people.

LOU STAUDT: And it just drove me nuts because I'm a perfectionist and it was very hard to get this perfect.

PEGGY: We'll hear how often there's a lot more to the story than we can find in the publication.

PEGGY: I think I need to notify Nature that

ASH ALIZADEH: popcorn may be involved, yes.

PEGGY: We'll hear about strategies that didn't work so well.

SHIRLEY LIU: I used to routinely sleep 5 hours a day and that's not very good.

PEGGY: How things don't always go as planned.

ASH: My heart just broke that this, my experiment is just ruined.

PEGGY: We'll hear about unique experiences from inside the lab.

LOU: It was repetitive but like eating peanuts.

PEGGY: And outside.

DENISE: I was a Blue Bear, a big puffy blue bear [laughing].

PEGGY: And about the long journey to the lab.

SHOSHANA LEVY: I made him be a physician once a week.

RONALD LEVY: You know, the word "make" is interesting.

PEGGY: And through it all, we'll try to understand what it’s like to be in cancer genomics.

HUI SHEN: It's really okay to feel that you are not balanced, its normal to feel you are struggling a little bit.

PEGGY: And what is it that really motivates someone to work in one of the most complex areas of cancer research.

ASH: it's a complicated issue and this is something that I've worked on for a lot of my life so I feel pretty strongly about.

DENISE: I felt like I found my people like oh this is it this is where I should be.

LOU: You developed this, this real desire to help people.

PEGGY: Personal Genomics. Coming soon. Subscribe to our podcast, or visit us at cancer.gov/personalgenomics.

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